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Old 26-07-2013, 08:07
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I watched this yesterday and found it quite dull, formularic and lots of nonsense, plot holes and continuity errors.

When I found out it was set in Japan I had a feeling it would be basically a martial arts film and I wasn't wrong.

In my opinion the best and most interesting part of the film was the teaser in the credits at the end.

Good news about that... you only have about 2 minutes to wait to see it. It's before the long list of actors etc so you don't have to sit there for over 5 minutes bored waiting to see it.

I wasn't blown away by either Wolverine films but did thing the first one was better than this.

Wolverine - 6/10
The Wolverine - 4.5/10
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Old 26-07-2013, 10:36
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I enjoyed it
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Old 26-07-2013, 20:22
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Went to see this today. Awesome film, don't leave the cinema too early or you'll miss an amazing mid-credits X-Men: Days of Future Past scene, this scene was worth the price of admission alone!:rock:
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Old 26-07-2013, 21:47
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Money talks, die hard fans can go suck an egg.

I would love to say this is one Wolverine film too far, but its not, it's two or three Wolverine films too far.

If you like watching Hugh Jackman with his shirt off in this quasi homoerotic escapade, more power to you, but its not a good film and it defecates on the lore in places.

It's not a terrible film either, its just not good.
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Old 26-07-2013, 22:54
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Oh I just got back from watching this and had no idea about the scene at the end. Can someone say what happened.

I enjoyed the film. It was very formulaic,but I love the x men so it was all good. Better than Man of steel and world war Z.
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Old 26-07-2013, 22:56
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I was going to see it today but I slept in .

I don't have much of an urge to go see it but I like Marvel.
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Old 27-07-2013, 01:07
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Much better then the first Wolverine film - 8/10

Action - better then most of the Blockbuster films I've seen this year.
Story - crazy, yes, but still very enjoyable.
And Yukio can be my Bodyguard any time.


Plus, you don't have to wait an age for the extra scene at the end.
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Old 27-07-2013, 01:43
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I wouldn't mind seeing it,it looks good.
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Old 27-07-2013, 04:56
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Oh I just got back from watching this and had no idea about the scene at the end. Can someone say what happened.

I enjoyed the film. It was very formulaic,but I love the x men so it was all good. Better than Man of steel and world war Z.
I don't know about the DC superhero films, but all the Marvel ones have an extra scene either mid way through the credits or at the end.
The one at the end of The Avengers and Iron man 3 you have a long wait until the end to see which means almost 10 minutes of waiting as all the credits role.
This film you get the extra scene after about two minutes before they really go into the entire cast list and the production list.

The extra scene is this....
Spoiler
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Old 27-07-2013, 05:02
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Money talks, die hard fans can go suck an egg.

I would love to say this is one Wolverine film too far, but its not, it's two or three Wolverine films too far.

If you like watching Hugh Jackman with his shirt off in this quasi homoerotic escapade, more power to you, but its not a good film and it defecates on the lore in places.

It's not a terrible film either, its just not good.
IMO they are doing overkill on Wolverine. The first three X-Men films were built around him, they give him 2 films of his own, he does a cameo in the reboot of the X-Men.
There are plans to expand the "X-Men/mutant universe with a film of another group... X-Force and Wolverine was once a member of that. Will they cameo him in that as well?

He may be a great character in printed form as you use your imagination more and can make him as animalistic, crazy and savage as your imagination wants him to be, on screen I don't find him that interesting.
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Old 27-07-2013, 07:31
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I don't know about the DC superhero films, but all the Marvel ones have an extra scene either mid way through the credits or at the end.
The one at the end of The Avengers and Iron man 3 you have a long wait until the end to see which means almost 10 minutes of waiting as all the credits role.
This film you get the extra scene after about two minutes before they really go into the entire cast list and the production list.

The extra scene is this....
Spoiler
Thanks. Can't wait to see this.
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Old 27-07-2013, 15:05
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Just saw The Wolverine and its a good film.It was a better than I thought it would be however I was suprised at the lack of action in it as well as it could have done with a few more action scenes in it!

I think they put all the action scenes from the film into the trailer but it Didnt spoil the film for me!

The mid credit scene is better than the whole of The Wolverine though!

The Wolverine 3 out of 5
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Old 27-07-2013, 15:07
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the first one only just tickled my fancy, this one however does nothing for me
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Old 27-07-2013, 15:51
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It's better than the first film
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Old 27-07-2013, 19:11
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I think I'll have to go and see it again just to see the spoiler.
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Old 27-07-2013, 20:15
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I think I'll have to go and see it again just to see the spoiler.
Here you go, save you the trip If you'd rather see it in the cinema then don't click
http://youtu.be/F9UGUPS7dQA
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Old 27-07-2013, 20:46
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Thought this would be a total stinker, but surprisingly (mildly) entertained by it.

If you're after tons of X Men fare, mutant action then you're likely to be disappointed. I'm not familiar with the source comic, but the plot is pretty simple to follow and the Japan setting lends a much calmer, serene feel as a backdrop to The Wolverine's latest exploits. The action sequences are of the usual bloodless type befitting a 12A (do wish they'd one day release a full 18 limbs-go-flying Wolverine film..), with the standout piece being the bullet train fight. The plot device leading to Logan's temporary 'humanising', brings some parity to the many engagements he has with the Yakuza / generic mob baddies, and this ups the danger quotient for him. As an immortal mutant, his battles even with multiple baddies does seem pretty redundant.

The familiar 'bodyguard' aspect of the film makes it, I think, far more accessible than the previous standalone Origins movie and the casual cinema goer should find a lot to like. Jackman is as impressive as usual (but do wonder how many more of these he'll do before the wrinkles on an ageless Wolverine being to really show..) and there's plenty of Jack(man) flesh for the ladies to drool over. Guys will find themselves totally bewitched by the stunning actress who played Yashida's grand daughter (Maiko, or something like that).

Wolverine is still a C-list hero and if it wasn't for Jackman's star power, these solo movie outings are unwarranted. There's just so much moping and brooding you can take, even if his penchant for quips does lighten proceedings up a bit. The mid credit scene, rather than have me gleeful, just made me think "man, these guys are all too old for this stuff now".

Anyhoo, not a bad film and deserving of the plentiful 3 star reviews it's getting.
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Old 27-07-2013, 22:01
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Just got back from seeing it now (and having an inpatient family complete missed the mid credits spoiler thing )

I m confused though: it looked to me like the evil blonde lady's scenes were re-dubbed with (presumably her own voice)?? It just looked odd
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Old 27-07-2013, 22:50
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Here you go, save you the trip If you'd rather see it in the cinema then don't click
http://youtu.be/F9UGUPS7dQA
Thanks for this. Saved me a trip back to the cinema. I can't wait until next year.
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Old 28-07-2013, 00:24
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The director James Mangold has said that there will an unrated bloodier cut of the film when its released on Blu Ray and DVD
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Old 28-07-2013, 01:49
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The director James Mangold has said that there will an unrated bloodier cut of the film when its released on Blu Ray and DVD
How typical

Seems to be the way these days. Release a teen friendly = more bums on seats 12A rating and then release the bloodier cut on dvd which would have warranted an original 15 certificate.
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Old 28-07-2013, 13:01
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How typical

Seems to be the way these days. Release a teen friendly = more bums on seats 12A rating and then release the bloodier cut on dvd which would have warranted an original 15 certificate.
Marvel is owned by Disney so they aim the movies at children.
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Old 28-07-2013, 16:05
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The Wolverine is a better film than the first, Yukio the bodyguard is a cool character and deserves her own film, overall the film is about seven out of ten
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Old 28-07-2013, 16:18
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Better than Wolverine Origins, but not as good as First Class.
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Old 28-07-2013, 16:50
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Marvel is owned by Disney so they aim the movies at children.
The X-Men franchise is currently owned by 20th Century Fox, not Disney.
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